A coalition of pro Biafran groups, including the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) and Biafra United Liberation Front (BULF) have decided to stay away from the burial of late former Biafran General and elder statesman, Col. Joe Achuzia.
The coalition which consi ksts of 24 pro Biafran groups said in a press statement issued in Enugu after its meeting that their decision was based on the position of the family of the late civil war veteran, in which they categorically banned Pro-Biafran groups from participating in the burial.
The statement which was signed by Uchenna Madu, (MASSOB), Okechukwu Orji (EPC) and Eberechukwu Anigbogu (MOBIN) states the position of the coalition thus: “We Biafrans frown at such a reprehensible stance of the family and without fear of contradiction maintain that it’s a shame that such a position was taken in the burial of a great Biafran who lived all his life defending Biafra and Biafrans. (Biafra news)
“We received with rude shock the position of the family and see it as a great insult to the collective intelligence of all Biafrans, especially war veterans and not just Biafrans, but every right thinking people in the world. It is an insult on late Achuzia who has also attended several Biafracentric burials in his lifetime and also wished to be buried as a Biafran.”